Updates in Taiwan.


  • On 19 August, it was reported that a traveller had been tested positive after returning to Laos from Taiwan. The individual was previously tested negative before leaving Taiwan, however, the test result showed positive while the traveller arriving at Laos. In response to this reported case, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has launched investigations into the case and conducted contact tracing. In addition, similar cases have been reported in Vietnam and Shanghai, CECC will launch an investigation and conduct contact tracing on the relevant cases.
  • Meanwhile, a report on Retail Foods in Taiwan has been published by the USDA. The report provides analysis on the current landscape of Taiwan retail sector and sales trends. One of the key highlight from the report is that the COVID-19 has negatively impacted the overall retail sector, however, as COVID-19 recovers, the in-store sales is recovering too.